12/01/2018 – EU/Japan EPA: the EU and Japan concluded a free trade agreement

global deal 300x199In December 2017, the EU and Japan agreed on the terms for a free trade agreement – the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

On GIs, the EPA provides a high level of protection for more than 200 EU GIs in Japan, as well as for a number Japanese GIs in the EU (Annex XY – List of Geographical Indications), see articles 22 to 26, and enforcement mechanisms (see article 28 and articles 40 to 51).


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